Proverbs 20

Proverbs 20:1  
Wine is a mocker and beer is a brawler. Whoever is led astray by them is not wise.

Proverbs 20:2  
The terror of a king is like the roaring of a lion. He who provokes him to anger forfeits his own life.

Proverbs 20:3  
It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife, but every fool will be quarreling.

Proverbs 20:4  
The sluggard will not plow by reason of the winter; therefore he shall beg in harvest, and have nothing.

Proverbs 20:5  
Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out.

Proverbs 20:6  
Many men claim to be men of unfailing love, but who can find a faithful man?

Proverbs 20:7  
A righteous man walks in integrity. Blessed are his children after him.

Proverbs 20:8  
A king who sits on the throne of judgment scatters away all evil with his eyes.

Proverbs 20:9  
Who can say, “I have made my heart pure. I am clean and without sin?”

Proverbs 20:10  
Differing weights and differing measures, both of them alike are an abomination to Yahweh.

Proverbs 20:11  
Even a child makes himself known by his doings, whether his work is pure, and whether it is right.

Proverbs 20:12  
The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, Yahweh has made even both of them.

Proverbs 20:13  
Don’t love sleep, lest you come to poverty. Open your eyes, and you shall be satisfied with bread.

Proverbs 20:14  
“It’s no good, it’s no good,” says the buyer; but when he is gone his way, then he boasts.

Proverbs 20:15  
There is gold and abundance of rubies, but the lips of knowledge are a rare jewel.

Proverbs 20:16  
Take the garment of one who puts up collateral for a stranger; and hold him in pledge for a wayward woman.

Proverbs 20:17  
Fraudulent food is sweet to a man, but afterwards his mouth is filled with gravel.

Proverbs 20:18  
Plans are established by advice; by wise guidance you wage war!

Proverbs 20:19  
He who goes about as a tale-bearer reveals secrets; therefore don’t keep company with him who opens wide his lips.

Proverbs 20:20  
Whoever curses his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in blackness of darkness.

Proverbs 20:21  
An inheritance quickly gained at the beginning won’t be blessed in the end.

Proverbs 20:22  
Don’t say, “I will pay back evil.” Wait for Yahweh, and he will save you.

Proverbs 20:23  
Yahweh detests differing weights, and dishonest scales are not pleasing.

Proverbs 20:24  
A man’s steps are from Yahweh; how then can man understand his way?

Proverbs 20:25  
It is a snare to a man to make a rash dedication, then later to consider his vows.

Proverbs 20:26  
A wise king winnows out the wicked, and drives the threshing wheel over them.

Proverbs 20:27  
The spirit of man is Yahweh’s lamp, searching all his innermost parts.

Proverbs 20:28  
Love and faithfulness keep the king safe. His throne is sustained by love.

Proverbs 20:29  
The glory of young men is their strength. The splendor of old men is their gray hair.

Proverbs 20:30  
Wounding blows cleanse away evil, and beatings purge the innermost parts.

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